Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Winds of Winter: No New Information Here #ASOIAF #GOT #LEGO

I've noticed that the latest "news" regarding the sixth book of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter, come frome ideological news sites, with names like "Christian Post" and similar. These articles tend to be non-news and speculation posing as news. You'd think that religious news sites would generally post religious news, just like politically biased news sites generally post "news"/commentary that support the ideology of the site. I suppose these click-bait "news" stories drive traffic to these sort of sites.

Perhaps I should transform this blog as a non-news news site, speculating the release of the imminent arrival of The Winds of Winter, as well as other click-baity things. Mayhaps I'll do this from time to time, as a running joke.

In any case, I've been releasing a series of Game of Thrones scenes, reenacted with LEGO minifigures, on my Instagram account every Sunday for the past several weeks, and for the foreseeable future. I attempted to do this in early 2014, on Tumblr, but I lost interest.

This was my original Tumblr post for "Winter Is Coming":

I rephotographed the scene last month for my Instagram account:

Here is the second and final Tumblr LEGO Game of Thrones post from 2014, depicting "The Kingsroad":

Thanks to Bricklink, I recast the role of direwolf Lady for 2015:

I didn't have time to "build" a "set" for this scene from "Lord Snow," so I made a LEGO "green screen":

The actor who played Syrio Forel apparently liked my Instagram post.

I think I'll "green screen" the elaborate sets; otherwise I'll try to make these set pieces as simple as possible, like in "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things":

And "The Wolf and the Lion":

Not counting the minifigures and minifigure accessories, the above set was built with only about a dozen LEGO pieces:

This Sunday, I'll photograph a scene from "A Golden Crown," which should be fun. That's all for this blog post. I shall try to photograph tonight's Blue Moon, which will likely end up on my Instagram.


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